Hyatt Opens First Property in Netherlands
Hyatt announced the opening of its first Hyatt property in the Netherlands, the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht. Located in the former public library of Amsterdam, the hotel is the ninth Andaz property worldwide, and is the first hotel in the world to focus on video art.
The hotel includes 122 rooms, five of which are suites. The property offers 15 different room types, with sizes ranging from 258 to 387 square feet for guestrooms, and 592 to 1,517 square feet for suites. The hotel also features complimentary Internet access, local phone calls, and locally-sourced minibar snacks. The rooms include oversized work desks, full-length mirrors, walk-in closets, specially-designed reading chairs, and unique wallpaper. The bathrooms feature the same wallpaper as the rooms, as well as hand-painted washbasins. Complimentary glasses of wine are also offered to guests at check-in.
The hotel is also the first in the world to focus entirely on video art. Along with serving as a hotel, it is also an exhibition apace with over 40 video works of art from national and international video artists, such as Yael Bartana, Erwin Olaf, and Ryan Gander. Each of the hotel’s rooms includes access to a special video channel for guests to view the complete collection. The collection is owned by The Mind’s Eye, which plans to expand the collection in the coming years.
Located within the hotel, Bluespoon Restaurant features ingredients from the northern Netherlands and the northern coast of France, as well as seasonal menu items. The restaurant also provides a view of the hotel’s landscaped garden, including the chef’s own herb garden, and offers cocktails.
The property also includes over 4,305 square feet of flexible meeting space, as well as a 24-hour gym, and signature urban spa.